Modern Wrapper Using Shibui Vine & Silk Cloud
The Modern Wrapper walks the line between cozy and chic, snuggly and sleek. It’s an oversized piece designed to flatter every body. Thoughtful details help it fit well and stay on the shoulders in a softly draping fabric. Wear it around the house, or dress it up a little for town. We knit it on nice, big needles for lush drape and a quick knit.
We knit this version in two stunning yarns from Shibui—silky stand-by Silk Cloud and utterly unique Vine! Shibui Vine is a thin ribbon of washed paper, criss-crossed with strands of a silk-and-cotton blend. When combined with lace-weight, mohair-and-silk blend, Silk Cloud, the fabric of this Wrapper is light as a leaf, soft as a cloud—and simply fascinating.
One size. Dimensions after blocking: Approx. 37"/94 cm back width at underarm (74"/188cm body circumference); 28"/71cm length from top of shoulder to hem; 8"/20cm sleeve length; 9½"/24cm cuff circumference.
9 skeins Shibui Vine (160 yds/146m each) and 5 skeins Shibui Silk Cloud (330 yds/302m each). Shown in colorway 2016 Suit.
Or approx. 1350 yds/1234m of an equivalent fingering-weight yarn and a lace-weight mohair yarn, held together.
NEEDLES & NOTIONS
US 10 (6mm) needles, or size to obtain gauge;
US 9 (5.5mm), or one size smaller than gauge size;
Spare gauge needle for three-needle bind off;
2 ring markers and at least 36 locking stitch markers;
4 spare circular needles and 2 double point needles (same size or smaller than gauge size) with point protectors or rubber bands, to use as stitch holders;
Darning needle to finish.
Approx. 15 sts/22 rows = 4"/10cm in stockinette stitch with yarns held together, after blocking.
The Free Pattern
See "The Details" tab for size, yarn, needle, and gauge information.
Digital Modern Wrapper pattern. (Download)
Printed Modern Wrapper pattern. (Requires shipping.)
COLORWAY 2016 Suit. (5 skeins Silk Cloud and 9 skeins Vine)
COLORWAY 2001 Abyss. (5 skeins Silk Cloud and 9 skeins Vine)
COLORWAY 11 Tar. (5 skeins Silk Cloud and 9 skeins Vine)
COLORWAY 2032 Field. (5 skeins Silk Cloud and 9 skeins Vine)
COLORWAY 13 Caffeine. (5 skeins Silk Cloud and 9 skeins Vine)
COLORWAY 2194 Twilight. (5 skeins Silk Cloud and 9 skeins Vine)
COLORWAY 2003 Ash. (5 skeins Silk Cloud and 9 skeins Vine)
COLORWAY 2181 Bone. (5 skeins Silk Cloud and 9 skeins Vine)